NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, March 19: SOLARCITY TO SELL THROUGH BEST BUY; ENVIRONMENTALISTS BACK 1ST GREAT LAKES WIND; FEDS SMOOTH NY-MIDWEST ENERGY MRKT INTERCONNECT

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    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    QUICK NEWS, March 19: SOLARCITY TO SELL THROUGH BEST BUY; ENVIRONMENTALISTS BACK 1ST GREAT LAKES WIND; FEDS SMOOTH NY-MIDWEST ENERGY MRKT INTERCONNECT

    SOLARCITY TO SELL THROUGH BEST BUY SolarCity Offering Services Through Select Best Buy Stores

    13 March 2014 (Solar Industry)

    “SolarCity is now offering its services at approximately 60 Best Buy stores in Arizona, California, Hawaii, New York and Oregon…A SolarCity representative at each participating Best Buy location will be able to provide Best Buy customers with a satellite-based assessment of their home's solar power potential…[T]he two companies have agreed to share [undisclosed percentages of the] revenue on solar sales made through this channel…[Through this and its Home Depot partnership, SolarCity] is attempting to counter public perception that installing solar panels is complicated and costly…As a promotion, SolarCity will give customers a $100 Best Buy gift card if they sign up for a solar installation through Best Buy before Earth Day - April 22.” click here for more

    ENVIRONMENTALISTS BACK 1ST GREAT LAKES WIND Ohio Environmental Groups Back Icebreaker Offshore Wind Project

    March 17, 2014 (Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation)

    “…[S]everal key environmental groups support Icebreaker™, the 6-turbine offshore wind pilot project in Lake Erie that would be the first of its kind in the Great Lakes…The Ohio Environmental Council, The Nature Conservancy, Environment Ohio, The Sierra Club, Mom’s Clean Air Force, Ohio Interfaith Power & Light, and Earth Day Coalition [hailed] Icebreaker as a responsible first step toward building a new clean energy industry in Ohio…[Letters from the groups] were included in recently filed permit applications…[that] also included an environmental assessment determining that the pilot project poses no significant risk to the birds and bats that frequent the area…[T]he Great Lakes region holds over 700 GW (seven hundred billion watts) of offshore wind power potential and is the most dependent region in the country on electricity from coal fired power plants…” click here for more

    FEDS SMOOTH NY-MIDWEST ENERGY MRKT INTERCONNECT FERC Signs Off On Coordinated Transaction Scheduling For PJM And NYISO

    March 17, 2014 (Renew Grid)

    “The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved tariff revisions for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) and PJM Interconnection that PJM says will help improve scheduling of wholesale electricity sales between the two regions…[The approval of the] coordinated transaction scheduling (CTS) will help enable PJM and NYISO to make more efficient use of the transmission lines that connect the two regions…[T]echnical enhancements include increasing the frequency of scheduling energy transactions over the transmission network between the two regions and implementing software changes to enable the two grid operators to coordinate their selection of the most economic transactions…Implementation of CTS is scheduled for November…” click here for more

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